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Old 12-29-2016, 12:14 AM
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It is 'WECO'. 'Sky' as I understand is a marketing name for kits and motors, and the motors are made by another entity which has a long, multi word name.
[edit] here it is: http://www.wcu100.com/model/English.htm
Thank you; I thought it was Weco, and thank you for posting the link to Shaanxi Zhongtian Rocket Technology Co., Ltd. I knew that the actual name of the Chinese model rocket company isn't "Sky" (that's just a marketing name, as you wrote), but I couldn't remember what it was. If their 13 mm and 18 mm black powder motors are reliable, they'd be worth importing and getting them NAR Certified for sale in the U.S. and Canada (I think CAR has a reciprocal certification agreement with the NAR).
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Old 12-29-2016, 10:33 AM
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Both the Chinese and German offerings seem to mainly be impacted by price not availability. That is caused by currency fluctuations and internal pricing in China in particular where wages are rising by double digit annual rates. China is no longer lower cost than USA by a significant margin after freight and taxation and currency.

If the current political trends here continue it may flip to USA being similar or lower cost after consideration of taxes.

If regulations are relaxed we will regain our lead.

Exemptions not regulations.

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Old 12-29-2016, 04:37 PM
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Sorry the german-made motors were made by Weco not waco. talk to text got one by me
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Old 12-30-2016, 07:10 PM
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Both the Chinese and German offerings seem to mainly be impacted by price not availability. That is caused by currency fluctuations and internal pricing in China in particular where wages are rising by double digit annual rates. China is no longer lower cost than USA by a significant margin after freight and taxation and currency.

If the current political trends here continue it may flip to USA being similar or lower cost after consideration of taxes.

If regulations are relaxed we will regain our lead.

Exemptions not regulations.

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I hope so, but it has been happening slowly in areas of some other industries, where cheaper Chinese products are of unacceptably poor quality, to the point that it's cheaper to manufacture them here than to correct flaws in Chinese-made products (or to discard large batches of Chinese-made products that can't be brought up to snuff). But:

There are still other places where companies can have their products produced cheaply--Vietnam (where many of our underwear garments are now produced, to give just one example) is beginning to take the place once occupied by Red China. They're even in the R/C glider and model airplane business (see: www.seagullmodels.com ), selling "all-planked" scale and non-scale R/C planes around the world, including in the U.S.A. With their fireworks heritage, the Vietnamese could produce reliable and competitively-priced black powder model rocket motors.
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Old 12-30-2016, 08:55 PM
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I used China as the rule but southeast Asia generally have rising living standards and are on the wrong side of currency valuations.
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